Giant Hogweed is a horrible plant, and best avoided. If you do discover it on your grounds, the best thing to do is contact a professional removal company, like Japanese Knotweed Specialists who will be able to eliminate the weed with herbicide. If you do need to remove it yourself, then be sure to take all precautions to prevent it coming into contact with your skin: use long, waterproof gloves and eye protectors in case of sap splattering out.
You should also apply sunscreen as an extra layer of protection. Try to avoid working with the plant while the sun is bright; there is no good time to deal with Giant Hogweed, but you will have more luck after sunset.
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